Friday, May 20, 2011

Best of 2010

I have to say and recognize, it may come a bit late and soon some bloggers will be talking about the first six months of 2011, but, on my own behalf, i will say that I was digesting new cds I have discovered, I have been very busy at work and studying Finnish. But well, this is it, a fermented list, with what I think is really the best of last year in music. I really have listenend a lot to make this list and I thank all those unknown bloggers that made the list before me on time. I have enjoyed it better this way, it is always like this. Otherwise I would had missed a lot of good cds.

If you have read my lists from other years, you already know that this is not based in any reason such: this is a so good album because is so eclectic and because the guitars here have a very special sound or because bla bla bla. I do not like that. If I have liked an album I will just write it in here and that is it. No reasons, just plain opinion about likes and dislikes.

Another innovatin is that I will try to locate the albums in Spotify and Grooveshark so you, reader, can listen to them easily. Who would have told me this 10 years ago? Awesome.
So here it is (no order of preference, why should it be an order? Based on what?):

Titus Andronicus "The monitor"
Frightened Rabbit "The Winter of mixed drinks"
Weezer "Hurley"
Les Savy Fav "Root for ruin"
The Thermals "Personal life"
Superchunk "Majesty shredding"
Tokyo Police club " Champ"
Mistery jets "Serotonin"
Spoon "Transference"
Broken Social Scene "Forgiveness rock record"
Japandroids "No singles"
Wintersleep "New inheritors"
Ginger ninja "Wicked map"
Sad day for puppets "Pale silver & Shiny gold"
Paper "Coming for you" (Single)
The Soft pack "st"
Hypernova "Through the chaos"
Aloha " Home acres"
Grinderman "Grinderman 2"
Now, Now "Neighbors"
Klaxons "Surfing The Void"
Lapko "A new Bohemia"
Atlantic line "Exit to intro"
Deerhunter "Halcyon digest"
Common loon "The long dream of birds"
Weekend "Sports"
Chapel club "Palace"
Love like fire "Dust"
Teenagers in Tokyo "Sacrifice"
The kissaway trail "Sleep mountain"
Blood red shoes "Fire like this"
Ted Leo and the pharmacists "The brutalist bricks"
Surfer blood "Astro coast"
Disco Ensemble " The island of Disco ensemble"
We are scientists "Barbara"
New young opony club "The optimist"
Team ghost "You never did anything wrong to me EP"

I will update the links and will maybe add some band that I have forgotte But now, I feel so embarrased that is the middle of the year already and I hadn't done this.
Oh, and soon the best songs too!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


It may be the best of all the systems, the best of the worst (because this World is wrongly designed), but definitely it is based on things that are not possible, and the day that everything explodes and comes back 100 years in time is closer... approaching seriously I believe.The sick consumption that we are experiencing gets crazier and crazier every day, well it may have stopped a little bit with the actual World economic crisis, but I think people are waiting for things to get back to "normal" and start buying compulsively again.

I got the idea of this post originally from here. Interesting point of view indeed. An idea that has always round my head. Among my friends, there have been always typical sentences when seomething gets broken (and these things were not suppposed to get broken). Some examples are"Before cd players were made really solid and lasted much longer than now" or "Ihave to get a new x, because the old one is not working anymore". Well, now I have found an interesting report about why these things happen. And it comes that what we all suspected is true, capitalism is a concept that will end up with us if we do not do something about it.
Sorry the video is in mainly in Spanish, but those of you who understand it it will be revealing.

The question is also, what is the alternative? Are there other ways to live in this Planet without destroyinh it and in a sustainable way? I believe yes, but taking into account that we are close to be 7000 million inhabitants in Planet Earth makes it a little bit difficult. Only in food we will crash natural resources in few time. But well, at least we can fight agains the system in many ways. I like to way this guy in the video fights against what the dealers impose and actually ends up fiding out why his printer doe snot work anymore. We all should fight against it in that way at least.
In my case, I try not to buy things that I really do not need. Sometimes I fail, yeah, sometimes I let myself in the tornado of the system. At least I use things until their last possible minute of life and I try to buy second hand stuff as much as I can afford and as much as it is worth.

Consequences are already out there and maybe hidden. We are already paying a toll about this and we will pay it much longer. For example, contamination caused by progress is already a fact that concerns to many. You are probably eating contaminated fish and people are not aware of that. And we are passing these contaminats to our children, and these may casue really nasty diseases 15-20 years later. Hell, we are destroying ourselves.